1) The holding of property to the joint use of a husband and wife, as a provision for the wife if she be widowed.

1555 I will that Margaret Hamonde my wife shall haue for and in the nayme of her Jointer of Dower of all my landes ... one yerely annuytie of twentie poundes, Scarthingwell

1617 all those lands tenements and messuages estaited to my wife for her jointure during her life , Elmswell.

dates 1555 1617

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